USA: Shootings At Holocaust Museum

At least two people have been shot at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington this afternoon. The perpetrator entered the museum just before one p.m; he was armed with a rifle and immediately shot a security guard. Other security guards returned fire. A bystander was wounded by flying glass.  Reports suggest that the shooter is aged 89 and  has links to a white supremacist group.

The Holocaust Memorial Museum gets roughly 1.7 million per visitors per year. At present it is shut while the FBI and local police investigate today’s shootings.

4 thoughts on “USA: Shootings At Holocaust Museum

  1. Yeah, I saw the part about the guards. I just meant, as you said, how did he get past them with a rifle? If he could carry that, then a small, powerful bomb would be no problem.

  2. These random acts of terrorism, commited by lone gunman, seen more frightining then those by international Terror organizations.

  3. Hi Lee 🙂

    There are security guards there but apparently this lunatic was able to start shooting before they responded. Not quite sure how they missed a man brandishing a rifle…..!

    Many thanks for your response to my email – I’ll just finish editing the article and then send it to you either later today or tomorrow morning 🙂

  4. Wow! That’s incredible. What happened to security at government sites? Or is that only for non-Jewish sites?

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